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Documentation increasingly important in herbicide drift cases

What should you do if a neighbor applies a herbicide that causes drift damage to your crop?

Forrest Laws

July 5, 2018

You neighbor applies a herbicide that drifts on to your non-tolerant soybeans. Pick up the phone and call your lawyer, right?

Well, it may not be quite that simple, according to two veteran attorneys who spoke at the Mid-South Agricultural and Environmental Laws Conference in Memphis, Tenn.

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Forrest Laws

Forrest Laws spent 10 years with The Memphis Press-Scimitar before joining Delta Farm Press in 1980. He has written extensively on farm production practices, crop marketing, farm legislation, environmental regulations and alternative energy. He resides in Memphis, Tenn. He served as a missile launch officer in the U.S. Air Force before resuming his career in journalism with The Press-Scimitar.

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